Event details

+ Q&A with director Menno Myejes

Attending this event

Menno Meyjes

Menno Meyjes was born in 1954 in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands. He is a writer and director known for his writing for The Color Purple, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Siege. He has directed several feature films including The Reunion, The Dinner, Manolete and Martian Child.

Films screening at this event

The Hero

original title
De Held
Menno Meyjes
Monic Hendrickx, Fedja van Huêt, Daan Schuurmans
95 min

Sara Silverstein is excited about moving back to the Netherlands with her family after many years in LA. Her happiness about reuniting with her elderly parents and sister is overshadowed, however, by a series of anti-Semitic violent assaults, which reveal a dark family secret. The horrors of the Second World War still reverberate in this chilling and original thriller, written and directed by celebrated Dutch filmmaker Menno Meyjes (co-writer of The Colour Purple and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade).